UberGM Billy Beane has often said that the first two months of the season are for finding out what you need, the second two months are for getting what you need, and the last two months are for having what you need as you make your playoff run.
Well, the first two months are again coming to a close. So at UmpBump, we’re renewing our semiannual series, the creatively titled “What They Need.” We’ll write up all thirty teams with quick yet blisteringly accurate insights on “what they need” (get it?) heading into trading season. We’ll use this post as an index post, so bookmark it to see when your favorite teams have been added. Because as with our Hot Offseason Action series, we will run through all the teams in a completely random order, paying heed only to the vagaries of our own whims. Oooh, the suspense!
July 24 – Colorado Rockies
June 18 – Washington Nationals
June 6 – Minnesota Twins
May 31 – Cincinnati Reds